It has been a year of constant changes to the UK’s immigration system and there are several key changes that could impact faith based organisations.
Philip Kirkpatrick, Head of Charity & Social Enterprise at Bates Wells, delivered the below address to delegates at yesterday evening’s University of Liverpool panel discussion, which focused on the future of charity governance.
Oliver Hunt, Associate at Bates Wells, has been quoted in Reuters news piece examining the role that crowdfunding can play in helping individuals to support social enterprise projects.
Lawrie Simanowitz’s views on the findings of the Cairncross Review have been featured in Civil Society’s coverage of the report’s publication.
Chetal Patel, partner in Bates Wells’ Immigration team, has blogged for the Law Society Gazette on the challenges charities face under the Home Office’s ‘compliant’ immigration environment.
Insights and commentary by Philip Kirkpatrick, Head of Charity & Social Enterprise at Bates Wells, on the future of charity governance have been covered by Third Sector.
Bates Wells' Philip Trott has been recognised as a Thought Leader for Corporate Immigration in Who's Who Legal.
The results of a recent poll conducted by ACAS suggest that the current political stalemate is matched by a degree of frustration in the workplace over the slow pace of change to attitudes and culture. Workers report that their number one concern remains balancing work and home life (53%). However, the majority (63%) think flexible working arrangements will stay about the same in the next year.
The Information Commissioner has, in a report to Parliament, recommended extending the access to information regimes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
We are within 60 days of ‘Exit Day’. We are all very concerned about (the Speaker of the House of Commons) John Bercow’s larynx, and Barclays Bank is triggering its no-deal Brexit plan at a reported cost of £160bn. What would a ‘no-deal Brexit’ look like for your organisation? What, if anything, can you be doing to prepare?
Amid portents of food shortages, power cuts and even civil unrest, the one question that is gripping UK businesses and charities more than any other is: ‘what will happen to our EU Trade Mark rights?!’
In this week's Briefing: The International Development Secretary has published an update on DFID’s work on safeguarding. The Children's Commissioner for England has published a report on home schooling. Two trading subsidiaries of a Scottish charity have been unsuccessful in their appeals against OSCR’s refusal to register them as charities.
There are now less than 50 days until ‘Exit Day’ and unsurprisingly the news is full of insight as to how organisations are making their own preparations for post-Brexit Britain.
Following the publication of the Cairncross Review, the independent report into the financial future of the UK news industry, Lawrie Simanowitz has given his reaction to the Review’s findings and recommendations.
After a tumultuous year for charities in the wake of several safeguarding scandals, Emma Dowden-Teale speaks to Charity Finance about shifting definitions and new responsibilities.
Luke Fletcher, partner in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, has set out the reasons why Bates Wells believes that the Impact Economy has the “potential to affect the whole economic system” in a piece for Pioneer’s Post.
Abbie Rumbold, partner in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, has contributed to a Charity Finance roundtable focusing on how Brexit is likely to impact on the UK’s civil society.